Janka Hardness Scale: 1725
Origin: Cental and West Africa in tropical regions
Exotic hard wood
Some Padauk is milled in Africa because it is more cost effective, but it can also be milled in the U.S. Most lumber ranges 1-7′ lengths and 2 1/4″ to 5″ widths as to fit into shipping containers. If long length or wide planks are needed, it is milled in the U.S., but is more expensive.
- All Padauk is clear grade. It has a red orange color. Padauk comes in both plain-sawn and quarter-sawn.